Department of English & Comparative Literature
Spring 2009 Awards Ceremony
Phelan Short Story Under 2,000 Words
1st: Laura Thomas, "An Accumulation."
2nd: Aaron Edwin Fellman, "The Gang's All Here."
3rd: Patricia Kelley, "Oh! The Things Tawny Can Do!"
1st: Teri Carter, "Chicken."
2nd: Nikolina Kulidzan, "Parcel."
3rd: Ruth Rabin, "A Grandmother's Treasure."
Phelan Humor and Satire Undergraduate
1st: Victoria Machado, "Snorton's Anthology of Literary Stuff."
1st: T.J. Flores, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Cupcake."
Phelan Familiar Essay
1st: Nikolina Kulidzan, "Marko."
2nd: Candice Wynne, "The Dry Season of the Khmer."
Honerable Mention: Nikolina Kulidzan, "My American Dream."
Phelan Critical Essay
1st: Erik Olson, "What Should I resent?" The Function of
Dialogue in T.S. Eliot's Poetry."
2nd: Joshua Cembellin, "The Character and Sequence of Contemporary American Narrative Poetry."
Honerable Mention: Jennifer Ghastin, "T.S. Eliot's Heap of Broken Images and the Modern Pastiche."
Virginia de Aruajo, Academy of American Poets
Mark Heinlen, "Things Themselves of Wonder."
Honerable Mention: David Kern, "Corrison."
Lois King Thore Short Story Award
Marjorie McLaughlin Folendorf Award for Creative Writing
Dorritt Sibley Poetry Award
Frank Penones, Jr.
Dorothy Wright Award for Excellence in Children's Literature
Robert Woodward Award for Excellence in American Literature
Kelly Ricker, "Constant Change: The Oral Tradition of Transformation in Zitkala-Sa's Fiction."
Catherine Urban Award for Academic Promise in Writing
Roberta Holloway Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement
Outstanding Teaching Associate
Phelan Metrical Verse Over 30 Lines
1st: Laura Thomas, "Survey of Avian History, Ancient Through Early Renaissance."
2nd: Michael Widman, "The Nondescript."
3rd: Carl Evans, "From the Journal of Adeline Phelps, November 4th, 1926."
1st: Nicholas "Max" Goodwin, "Echidna and Edelweiss."
2nd: Josh Cembellin, "Stray Cat."
Phelan Metrical Verse Under 30 Lines Undergraduate
1st: Faith Chilhil, "Dinner Reservations."
2nd: Sandra Santos, "My Life Line Bled."
3rd: Michelle Fullner, "On Explicating Poetry."
1st: Gwen-Florelei, "Sonnet of the Poet's Pen."
2nd: Nicholas "Max" Goodwin, "Stillborn."
3rd: Josh Cembellin, "On Having Fires."
Phelan Free Verse Over 30 Lines
1st: Adriana Handano, "In Remembrance."
2nd: T. J. Flores, "For Espera DeCorti and the Injue Who Mistook Me for an Indian."
1st: Mark Heinlen, "I Don't Know What to Do."
2nd: Samantha Le, "Catching Crawdads."
Honerable Mention: David Kern, "St. Paul's."
Phelan Free Verse Under 30 Lines
1st: Laura Thomas, "Like the Back of My Hand."
2nd: T.J. Flores, " A CaballoVamo' Pa'l Monte (for Ibrahim Ferrer)."
Honerable Mention: T.J. Flores, "$20 Hands Drawing Hands T-Shirt."
1st: David Kern, "Tracking Gala Apples."
2nd: Evelyn So, "The Cliff House."
Honerable Mention, Darrell De la Cruz, "Lemon."
Phelan Short Story Over 2,000 Words
1st: Laura Thomas, "The Soothing Sound of a Television at Night."
2nd: Michelle Fullner, "A Girl Like You."
1st: Kellie Rice, "Come Goddess."
Department of English and Comparative Literature Spring 2009 Awards Ceremony
Bonita M. Cox Award for Classical and Medieval
Ivy Cook, "Love: Toxic to Mind and Body."
Bonita M. Cox Award for Studies in Medieval Literature
Kelly Ricker, "Fortune's Hand in Fate."
Bonita M. Cox Award for Creative Non-Fiction
Mark Heinlen, "Ablution."
James O. Wood Shakespeare Award
Eleanor Lovinfosse, "Four Centuries Apart: From England to Iran, Two Inspirational Poets."
Mara Steffey Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies
Harvey Birenbaum Award for Outstanding Creative Work in Graduate Studies
Shirley Nelson Iverson Award for a Freshman English Major Who Wishes to Become a Teacher